Rufus is a masculine given name, a surname, an Ancient Roman cognomen and a nickname (from Latin rufus, "red"). Notable people with the name include:

Given name


Cognomen or nickname


  • Rufus the Hawk, a bird used to keep pigeons away from the tennis grass courts at Wimbledon

Fictional Characters


  • Rufus (band), an American funk band from Chicago, Illinois, best known for launching the career of lead singer Chaka Khan.

See also

  • All pages with titles beginning with Rufus
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